You may think that office accidents in Burton Upon Trent, and all over the rest of the UK, are a rare thing and that they are easily avoidable. However, although you are correct in thinking that most accidents in the office are avoidable, they are much more common than you may realise.
Have you slipped, tripped or fallen at work and been injured as a result? If so, you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline can assist with claims for office accident in Burton Upon Trent
Although you may be tempted to make a claim for office accidents in Burton Upon Trent using one of the many local injury solicitors, you could actually be much better off using a nationwide legal firm like Accident Advice Helpline. We’ve got the experience needed to ensure all the relevant documents are filed and all the appropriate information is collated so that your claim is processed as quickly as possible.
Can I make a claim?
The easiest way to find out if you can make a claim is by taking our 30-second online test.
You can also take a look at our list of most common office accidents to determine whether or not you deserve to be compensated for your accident.
The most common accidents in an office:
- Trips, slips and falls
An office floor should be free from obstructions and should be safe enough to walk on without any potential hazards being present. Misplaced boxes and piles of paperwork can cause people to trip and fall, as can ill-fitting, or worn carpets, or slippery surfaces.
- Falling objects
Items placed on shelves should be of an appropriate size and weight in relation to the amount of support the shelf can give. They should also be stored properly so they will not drop and fall onto a passerby. All items should be stored properly, in boxes or cupboards if appropriate, and shelves should not be overloaded.
- Repetitive strain injuries
If your occupation involves repeating similar movements each and every day then your employer should ensure precautions are taken to minimise the risk of a long-term injury. This could be making sure you have the correct ergonomic chair, if you are going to be seated for long periods, and supplying wrist and hand supports, if you spend several hours a day typing. Employees who spend long periods in front of a computer screen should also be offered regular eye tests to monitor and protect their vision.
Start your claim with Accident Advice Helpline
If you have been injured at work due to someone else’s negligence, don’t waste time searching for local injury solicitors, get in touch with the legal experts at Accident Advice Helpline. Even if you don’t spot your specific accident in our list of most common office accidents, you may still be able to make a claim.
We can help you get your life back on track by ensuring you get the maximum amount of compensation for your claim and by helping you get the medical and legal advice you need to recover after the accident.
Find out more by calling our 24/7 helpline today.
Our freephone number is 0800 689 0500 or if you are calling from a mobile it is 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 27th December 2013
Author: David Brown